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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236192/inhibitory-effect-of-streptococci-on-the-growth-of-m-catarrhalis-strains-and-the-diversity-of-putative-bacteriocin-like-gene-loci-in-the-genomes-of-s-pneumoniae-and-its-relatives
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L N Ikryannikova, M V Malakhova, G G Lominadze, I Yu Karpova, E S Kostryukova, N A Mayansky, A N Kruglov, E A Klimova, E S Lisitsina, E N Ilina, V M Govorun
S. pneumoniae is a facultative human pathogen causing a wide range of infections including the life-threatening pneumoniae or meningitis. It colonizes nasopharynx as well as its closest phylogenetic relatives S. pseudopneumoniae and S. mitis. Both the latter, despite the considerable morphological and phenotypic similarity with the pneumococcus, are considerably less pathogenic for humans and cause infections mainly in the immunocompromized hosts. In this work, we compared the inhibitory effect of S. pneumoniae and its relatives on the growth of Moraxella catarrhalis strains using the culture-based antagonistic test...
December 13, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235735/homemade-hypertonic-saline-essential-treatment-can-be-available-and-affordable
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Nili Elior, Diana Tasher, Elli Somekh, Michal Stein, Orna Schwartz Harari, Avigdor Mandelberg
BACKGROUND: Nebulized hypertonic saline (HS) treatment is unavailable to large populations worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To determine the bacterial contamination and electrolyte concentrations in homemade (HM-HS) vs. pharmacy made (PM-HS). METHODS: We conducted three double-blind consecutive trials: 50 boiled-water homemade 3%-HS (B-HM-HS) bottles and 50 PM-HS. The bottles were cultured after 48 hours. Electrolyte concentrations were measured in 10 bottles (5 per group)...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235197/superoxide-dismutase-from-helicobacter-pylori-suppresses-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-during-in-vivo-infection
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Andrew Stent, Alison L Every, Yok T Chionh, Garrett Z Ng, Philip Sutton
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori has undergone considerable adaptation to allow chronic persistence within the gastric environment. While H. pylori-associated diseases are driven by an excessive inflammation, severe gastritis is detrimental to colonization by this pathogen. Hence, H. pylori has developed strategies to minimize the severity of gastritis it triggers in its host. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is well known for its role in protecting against oxidative attack; less recognized is its ability to inhibit immunity, shown for SOD from mammalian sources and those of some bacterial species...
December 13, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235061/differential-expression-of-immune-factor-between-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-and-the-healthy-volunteers
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Chen Ye, Guang'an Xiao, Jian Xu, Shengfei Qin, Yuhua Luo, Guanghua Chen, H Henry Lai, Tie Zhou
PURPOSE: Immune mechanisms have been hypothesized to contribute to the development of CP/CPPS. In this study, we investigated the differential expression of immune factors between patients with CP/CPPS and healthy volunteers. METHODS: This study was registered in Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry. Healthy volunteers and patients with CP/CPPS were enrolled in this study. The inclusion criteria for patients were below: (1) aged 18-45 years old; (2) prostatitis-related syndrome longer than 3 months; (3) normal routine urine culture and negative bacterial culture in prostatic fluid...
December 12, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234410/scorpion-venom-active-polypeptide-may-be-a-new-external-drug-of-diabetic-ulcer
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Ting Wan, Luocheng Li, Zhanyong Zhu, Siyang Liu, Yueqiang Zhao, Mosheng Yu
Background: The epidermal growth factor (EGF) is recognized medicine of therapy in ulcer. However, its efficacy has been challenged. We compared scorpion venom active polypeptide and EGF of therapeutic effects in diabetic ulcer. Methods: The scorpion venom active polypeptide is made into gel. Fourteen diabetic SD rats were randomly divided into scorpion peptide gel group (SPG group) and EGF group. Before treatment, the rat model of diabetic ulcer was created. The levels of IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α in the wound tissue were measured at different time points during the treatment, secretions of wound were collected for bacterial culture, and the wound healing was recorded...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234353/enteric-fever-caused-by-salmonella-enterica-serovars-with-reduced-susceptibility-of-fluoroquinolones-at-a-community-based-teaching-hospital-of-nepal
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Anjeela Bhetwal, Anjila Maharjan, Puspa Raj Khanal, Narayan Prasad Parajuli
Enteric fever continues to be an important public health problem especially in developing countries of the tropical region including Nepal. In this study, we aimed to investigate the incidence of enteric fever associated with Salmonella enterica and determine its antimicrobial susceptibilities to therapeutic antimicrobials in a community based teaching hospital of Nepal. A total of 2,304 blood samples from suspected enteric fever patients attending Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital were processed with standard microbiological methods for the isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234309/rokubacteria-genomic-giants-among-the-uncultured-bacterial-phyla
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Eric D Becraft, Tanja Woyke, Jessica Jarett, Natalia Ivanova, Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, Nicole Poulton, Julia M Brown, Joseph Brown, M C Y Lau, Tullis Onstott, Jonathan A Eisen, Duane Moser, Ramunas Stepanauskas
Recent advances in single-cell genomic and metagenomic techniques have facilitated the discovery of numerous previously unknown, deep branches of the tree of life that lack cultured representatives. Many of these candidate phyla are composed of microorganisms with minimalistic, streamlined genomes lacking some core metabolic pathways, which may contribute to their resistance to growth in pure culture. Here we analyzed single-cell genomes and metagenome bins to show that the "Candidate phylum Rokubacteria," formerly known as SPAM, represents an interesting exception, by having large genomes (6-8 Mbps), high GC content (66-71%), and the potential for a versatile, mixotrophic metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234194/an-insight-into-antibiotic-resistance-to-bacterial-infection-in-chronic-liver-disease
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Mayank Jain, Joy Varghese, Tom Michael, Chandan Kumar Kedarishetty, Balajee G, Subramanian Swaminathan, Jayanthi Venkataraman
Background: End stage liver disease leads to immune dysfunction which predisposes to infection. There has been a rise in antibiotic resistant infections in these patients. There is scanty data f from India or idea regarding the same. Aim of the study: The present study was undertaken to determine the type of infection acquired and the prevalence of antibiotic resistant infections in cirrhotic patients at a tertiary referral center in South India. Materials and methods: In this retrospective study, all consecutive cirrhotic patients hospitalized between 2011 and 2013 with a microbiologically-documented infection were enrolled...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234108/mother-to-newborn-transmission-of-mycobacterial-l-forms-and-v%C3%AE-2-t-cell-response-in-placentobiome-of-bcg-vaccinated-pregnant-women
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T Dimova, A Terzieva, L Djerov, V Dimitrova, A Nikolov, P Grozdanov, N Markova
The ability of bacteria to exist as a population of self-replicating forms with defective or entirely missing cell wall (L-forms) is an adaptive mechanism for their survival and reproduction under unfavorable conditions. Bacterial mother-to-fetus transfer is a universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom. However, data about vertical transfer of L bacterial forms are extremely scarce. Bacille Calmette-Guérin is an attenuated strain of M. bovis and the only licensed vaccine used for tuberculosis prevention. We already have shown that filterable L-forms of BCG exist freely in the vaccine and are able to reproduce and to form colonies...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233899/detection-of-cytosolic-shigella-flexneri-via-a-c-terminal-triple-arginine-motif-of-gbp1-inhibits-actin-based-motility
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Anthony S Piro, Dulcemaria Hernandez, Sarah Luoma, Eric M Feeley, Ryan Finethy, Azeb Yirga, Eva M Frickel, Cammie F Lesser, Jörn Coers
Dynamin-like guanylate binding proteins (GBPs) are gamma interferon (IFN-γ)-inducible host defense proteins that can associate with cytosol-invading bacterial pathogens. Mouse GBPs promote the lytic destruction of targeted bacteria in the host cell cytosol, but the antimicrobial function of human GBPs and the mechanism by which these proteins associate with cytosolic bacteria are poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that human GBP1 is unique among the seven human GBP paralogs in its ability to associate with at least two cytosolic Gram-negative bacteria, Burkholderia thailandensis and Shigella flexneri Rough lipopolysaccharide (LPS) mutants of S...
December 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233898/prophages-and-growth-dynamics-confound-experimental-results-with-antibiotic-tolerant-persister-cells
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Alexander Harms, Cinzia Fino, Michael A Sørensen, Szabolcs Semsey, Kenn Gerdes
Bacterial persisters are phenotypic variants that survive antibiotic treatment in a dormant state and can be formed by multiple pathways. We recently proposed that the second messenger (p)ppGpp drives Escherichia coli persister formation through protease Lon and activation of toxin-antitoxin (TA) modules. This model found considerable support among researchers studying persisters but also generated controversy as part of recent debates in the field. In this study, we therefore used our previous work as a model to critically examine common experimental procedures to understand and overcome the inconsistencies often observed between results of different laboratories...
December 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233778/phenotypic-indications-of-ftsz-inhibition-in-hok-sok-induced-bacterial-growth-changes-and-stress-response
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ChinweU Chukwudi, Liam Good
The hok/sok locus has been shown to enhance the growth of bacteria in adverse growth conditions such as high temperature, low starting-culture densities and antibiotic treatment. This is in addition to their well-established plasmid-stabilization effect via post-segregational killing of plasmid-free daughter cells. It delays the onset of growth by prolonging the lag phase of bacterial culture, and increases the rate of exponential growth when growth eventually begins. This enables the cells adapt to the prevailing growth conditions and enhance their survival in stressful conditions...
December 9, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233771/toxicological-evaluation-of-%C3%AE-galactosidase-enzyme-produced-by-papiliotrema-terrestris
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Qingdong Ke, Preston Fulmer, Atsushi Mizutani
β-Galactosidase (EC 3.2.1.23) is a glycoside hydrolase that catalyzes the release of sugar monomers from β-galactoside oligosaccharides via hydrolysis of glycosidic bonds, and has potential uses in the food industry. The safety of this enzyme and its production organism, Papiliotrema terrestris (P. terrestris), are described herein. P. terrestris was non-pathogenic upon intravenous (IV) administration of 2.4 × 108 cfu and oral administration of 1.3 × 109 cfu. Genotoxic results for the enzyme concentrate were negative in a bacterial reverse mutation test (Ames test) and chromosome aberration test in cultured Chinese hamster lung fibroblast (CHL/IU) cells...
December 9, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233471/resolvin-d1-regulates-epithelial-ion-transport-and-inflammation-in-cystic-fibrosis-airways
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Fiona C Ringholz, Gerard Higgins, Aurélie Hatton, Ali Sassi, Ahmad Moukachar, Coral Fustero-Torre, Monika Hollenhorst, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Brian J Harvey, Paul McNally, Valerie Urbach
BACKGROUND: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterised by dysregulated ion transport that promotes chronic bacterial infection and inflammation. The impact of the specialised pro-resolution mediator resolvin D1 (RvD1) on airway surface liquid (ASL) dynamics and innate defence had not yet been investigated in CF airways. METHODS: Ex vivo studies were performed on primary cultures of alveolar macrophages and bronchial epithelial cells from children with CF and in human bronchial epithelial cell lines; in vivo studies were performed in homozygous F508del-CFTR mice treated with vehicle control or RvD1 (1-100nM)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233117/elizabethkingia-miricola-as-an-opportunistic-oral-pathogen-associated-with-superinfectious-complications-in-humoral-immunodeficiency-a-case-report
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Przemysław Zdziarski, Mariola Paściak, Klaudia Rogala, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Andrzej Gamian
BACKGROUND: Elizabethkingia miricola is a rare Gram-negative bacterium found in water and clinical specimens. Typical culturing methods often misidentify Elizabethkingia spp. as Flavobacterium or Chryseobacterium. Although diagnosis is based on culturing samples taken from sterile sites, such as blood, a proper identification of this bacterium requires an expertise that goes beyond the capabilities of a typical clinical laboratory. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old woman diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency was admitted to our center...
December 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233035/from-the-wound-to-the-bench-exoproteome-interplay-between-wound-colonizing-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-and-co-existing-bacteria
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Andrea N García-Pérez, Anne de Jong, Sabryna Junker, Dörte Becher, Monika A Chlebowicz, José C Duipmans, Marcel F Jonkman, Jan Maarten van Dijl
Wound-colonizing microorganisms can form complex and dynamic polymicrobial communities where pathogens and commensals may co-exist, cooperate or compete with each other. The present study was aimed at identifying possible interactions between different bacteria isolated from the same chronic wound of a patient with the genetic blistering disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Specifically, this involved two different isolates of the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, and isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis and Klebsiella oxytoca...
December 13, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232373/disentangling-metabolic-functions-of-bacteria-in-the-honey-bee-gut
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Lucie Kešnerová, Ruben A T Mars, Kirsten M Ellegaard, Michaël Troilo, Uwe Sauer, Philipp Engel
It is presently unclear how much individual community members contribute to the overall metabolic output of a gut microbiota. To address this question, we used the honey bee, which harbors a relatively simple and remarkably conserved gut microbiota with striking parallels to the mammalian system and importance for bee health. Using untargeted metabolomics, we profiled metabolic changes in gnotobiotic bees that were colonized with the complete microbiota reconstituted from cultured strains. We then determined the contribution of individual community members in mono-colonized bees and recapitulated our findings using in vitro cultures...
December 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232034/antibiotic-algae-by-chemical-surface-engineering
#18
Isabel Kerschgens, Karl Gademann
Chemical cell surface engineering is a valuable tool for modifying and altering cellular functions. Herein we report the introduction of an antibiotic phenotype to the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii by chemically modifying its cell surface. Flow cytometry and confocal microscopy studies demonstrated that a hybrid of the antibiotic vancomycin and a 4-hydroxyproline oligomer binds reversibly to the cell wall without affecting the viability and motility of the cells. The modified cells were used to inhibit bacterial growth of Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis cultures...
December 12, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231891/bioactive-compounds-produced-by-hypoxylon-fragiforme-against-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms
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Kamila Tomoko Yuyama, Clara Chepkirui, Lucile Wendt, Diana Fortkamp, Marc Stadler, Wolf-Rainer Abraham
Treating infections organized in biofilms is a challenge due to the resistance of the pathogens against antibiotics and host immune cells. Many fungi grow in a wet environment, favorable for the growth of bacterial biofilms, and we speculated that fungi possess some strategies to control these bacterial biofilms. A fungus identified as Hypoxylon fragiforme, was collected in the Harz Mountains, Germany, and its mycelial culture was fermented in different culture media for 67 days to test its biological potential against bacterial biofilms...
December 12, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231875/live-faecalibacterium-prausnitzii-does-not-enhance-epithelial-barrier-integrity-in-an-apical-anaerobic-co-culture-model-of-the-large-intestine
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Eva Maier, Rachel C Anderson, Nicole C Roy
Appropriate intestinal barrier maturation during infancy largely depends on colonization with commensal bacteria. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is an abundant obligate anaerobe that colonizes during weaning and is thought to maintain colonic health throughout life. We previously showed that F. prausnitzii induced Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) activation, which is linked to enhanced tight junction formation. Therefore, we hypothesized that F. prausnitzii enhances barrier integrity, an important factor in appropriate intestinal barrier maturation...
December 12, 2017: Nutrients
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